RNLI ball raises £1,500 for lifeboats charity
RNLI's annual ball raised over £1,500 for the lifeboats charity.
200 crew, enthusiasts and supporters flocked to the Batch Country
Hotel in Lympsham for an evening of food, entertainment and music.
Lesley Hart opened the evening, followed by a short documentary
about the RNLI.
a three-course meal, Chairman Ashley Edwards introduced the Burnham-On-Sea
crewmembers, inviting them to join him until virtually the whole
of the Burnham lifeboat station crew were stood at the front.
said the RNLI would not operate without its volunteers, fundraisers,
was followed by a short presentation of thanks for organiser Lesley,
before local party band Six Machine started the first of their two
were able to take advantage of the Batch selfie booth, plus two
casino tables in the ante room. A well supported raffle helped to
swell the funds during the event, which raised around £1,500
said: "The RNLI is one big family, with the emphasis on team
work, and in a crisis we are all there for one another. I wish to
thank the crew for their support in bringing this amazing event
The Burnham-On-Sea lifeboat ball (photos Mike Lang)